National Building Museum Presents Justice is Beauty: The Work of MASS Design Group

Justice is Beauty: The Work of MASS Design Group opens at The National Building Museum, in Washington, D.C., on display from April 9, 2021 through September 2022. In conjunction with Justice is Beauty, The National Building Museum will host the Gun Violence Memorial Project on the Museum's ground floor.

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Photo: National Building Museum/Elman Studio.

Built to Heal: MASS Design Group in Conversation with Dr. Paul Farmer

On December 17th, for our virtual year-end event, we were joined in conversation with Dr. Paul Farmer, moderated by Boston’s GBH Executive Arts Editor, Jared Bowen.

Dr. Farmer’s unwavering commitment to health as a fundamental human right, along with his optimism, grit, and perseverance, have been instrumental to the ethos of MASS. 

Watch a recording of our end-of-year event here.


MASS Design Group named WSJ Magazine's Architecture Innovator of the Year

MASS was recognized for their origins in healthcare and designing architecture as a medium for healing, through its public-health expertise and ability to reimagine spaces for everyday life.  

MASS is honored and humbled to be recognized for our collective work over the past 10 years. We were awarded alongside some of the most talented creatives in the world and we are celebrating our team, our partners, our donors, and friends who have made this meaningful work possible.

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RICA wins ASLA Analysis and Planning award

The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) campus in Bugesera, Rwanda was named the recipient of the ASLA's 2020 Professional Awards, in the Analysis and Planning category.

RICA will help ensure future food security for all Rwandans by educating the next generation of farmers and agricultural leaders in developing healthy, sustainable food systems. Informed by a multidisciplinary research and analysis process, the landscape team generated a 1,400 hectare land use and master plan guided by the unique theory of One Health, an understanding that human, ecological, and animal health are deeply intertwined.

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Click here to view our submission on the ASLA Website.



After a decade of implementing design-build projects, from Butaro Doctors' Housing and Mubuga Primary School in Rwanda, to the GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center in Haiti and Ilima Primary School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we are proud to announce the launch of our construction division, MASS.Build.

Driven by principals of design excellence, environmental stewardship, and human dignity, MASS.Build will expand our ability to deliver projects of impact from start to finish. By investing in local construction capacity MASS.Build assists our partners in delivering projects that maximize value throughout the supply chain.

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